The Skin of Our Teeth
- An idiosyncratic comedy by Thornton Wilder, firstproduced on Broadway in 1942 with Tallulah Bankhead in the leadingrole. The play, which won a Pulitzer Prize, tells the story of mankindthrough the fortunes of one family, the Antrobus's. Mr and Mrs Antrobussurvive the Ice Age by burning furniture and relive the Adam and Evestory: Mr Antrobus is made President of the Order of Mammals and inventsthe wheel. The conclusion is that mankind has always managed to pullthrough by the skin of its teeth.